Officer Bios

Following is the current serving officers of the Metro Phoenix Chapter of the American Payroll Association. To contact one of the officers by email, simply click on their name.

President: Wendy Wyman, CPP
Wendy Wyman is a seasoned payroll professional with over 20 years of diverse payroll experience, including construction, health care and service industries. She has worked with high volume payrolls, up to 30,000 employees, has strong multi-state and multi-FEIN payroll tax experience. Wendy is also trained in Accounts Payable and can manage the process all the way through to 1099s. Wendy has taken an active interest in the APA at the local and national levels, volunteering with the Metro Phoenix Chapter CPP Study Group and as the Outreach Coordinator, before servicing as the current Vice President. She also serves on the APA Hotline and the Social Networking Committee. Outside of payroll, Wendy has exercised her leadership skills in far reaching and creative ways including serving for two years as president of the Arizona Bead Society. Wendy enjoys glass bead making and archaeological digs. Some of her digs she participated in included Phoenix, Tempe, Queen Creek and in 2005, Tel Rehov, Israel.

Vice-President:  Christopher Simmons, CPP

Treasurer: Milinda Goodman, CPP
Milinda Goodman is an Arizona native and has been a CPP since 2016. She previously was a FPC. She is currently employed by American Express as a Payroll Specialist. She has held numerous positions within the American Express Payroll department to span 21+ years. Milinda is a current member of the national and local chapter APA. Milinda enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Secretary: Courtney A Buchanan, CPP
Courtney Buchanan has a wealth of experience in the payroll industry, with a primary focus in the financial services sector. Her experience encompasses many facets of payroll, including customer service, quality control, management, systems analysis, training, and payroll project management, including acquisitions, divestitures, and joint-venture creation. She is currently a Payroll Specialist with American Express.

Courtney earned an Associate of Arts in Business in 2015 and looks forward to completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program in spring 2018. Courtney first became a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) in 2006 and successfully sat for the exam a second time in 2016. She is currently serving as Chapter Secretary.

Government Liason: Jo McCoy, CPP
Jo McCoy has been in the payroll profession for several years. She has worked with high volume multi-state payrolls and multi-FEIN taxes as well as international payrolls and taxes. She has experience in forty six states plus Canada and Singapore. Industries include, retail, insurance, health care, construction, internet and aerospace. She has been a CPP since 2003. She has been the Treasurer for Metro Phoenix APA as well as on several committees for the national APA. (Hotline, Local Administrator, Government Relations Task Force) She led the Metro Phoenix CPP Study Group for a while and had several pass the CPP exam. She won the Krono’s Publication Grant in 2014. She has been a local and national member of the APA since 1999.

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